Convert MBOX to PST

mbox file, .pst file

This tool converts MBOX (Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc.) to Outlook. Maintains the on-disk folder structure of the mbox mailbox after conversion. Import mbox into existing or a new Outlook Data File (.pst and .ost).

MBOX to PST conversion requires an installation of Outlook to ensure that a valid .pst file is created for your version of Outlook. Thunderbird does not need to be installed on the computer for the conversion process.

Mbox Mailbox Format

The mbox mailbox has a pair of files: (1) container-name (with no extension) contains all emails one after the other: Archive, Inbox, Sent Items... (2) container-name.msf a type of index, if deleted it will be restored.

If there are subfolders, there is also a container-name.sbd directory (map). Within this directory there are new pairs or even directories. The files without an extension are the mbox files. They exists even when there is only a .sbd directory and no emails.

How to convert MBOX to Outlook?

  1. Close Thunderbird and all other mail-enabled applications that may use your mbox mailbox.
  2. Download the MBOX to PST Converter, and run it on your computer.
  3. Select the location for imported mbox files and setup conversion options
  4. Select destination Outlook storage location and click Convert.
    MBOX to PST Converter
  5. Wait for the export to finish.

Online services to MBOX converter to PST

MBOX files contain your important and confidential data. When you use an online service to convert email from MBOX to PST, all of your sensitive data, including private messages, contacts, tasks and notes, is transferred to someone else's server. The data is processed on an unknown computer and you have no control over it. Only then will you be able to download the resulting PST files.

Unlike online converters, our utility works strictly on your computer. Information from the MBOX data file is not uploaded anywhere. Your data will not fall into the wrong hands.

Are there any limits when converting from MBOX to PST?

There is no limit on the number and size of the converted MBOX files and the resulting PST files. You can convert unlimited folders or files as often as you like.

When converting, the utility saves all available data, such as:

  • message subject
  • send and receive dates
  • sender and recipient addresses
  • message text with HTML and RTF markup
  • attachments and images
  • Internet headers

Bulk MBOX to PST conversion

The program can bulk convert MBOX to PST in batch scripts using PowerShell, Task Scheduler and other automation tools. To do this, use the command line options of the product.

Updated on May 23, 2023

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See Also

OST PST Viewer

Open and view multiple .pst and .ost files without Outlook. Recover deleted items and folders, search all Outlook items, and extract emails and attachments in bulk.

PST to MBOX Converter

Convert Outlook PST and OST files to Thunderbird MBOX files. Maintains the original folder structure after the conversion.